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decieving startup time

  1. #11


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by prkaye View Post
    As soon as my start screen is visible, I click on IE. The big blue IE logo fills the screen and then it sits there for a full 40 seconds before a web page becomes visible. Similarly, I am unable to get into system settings within this first 40 seconds or so.
    It sounds like you are using the touch UI versions of both. Does the same thing happen if you switch to the desktop and launch IE from there? Is it perhaps waiting for your network interface to come up? I just tried it on my laptop (Thinkpad X220, Core i5-2520, 8GB RAM, 60GB OCZ Nocti SSD) with Chrome, and it brings up web pages within a second or two of the desktop showing up.

    Perhaps something to do with your Internet proxy settings? Although that should not affect the Control Panel...

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  2. #12


    I found this when I had XP and changed to a SSD and boot times became shorter. I'd power on the router and computer; after it started Windows and I tried opening Outlook Express or Internet Explorer, there would be a delay before the programs opened, which coincided with the network becoming available. I assumed that for some reason the programs were waiting for the network before they'd open. I did wonder about it!I've noticed the same thing with Windows 8 to a less noticeable extent.I am sure it did not do that with a mechanical HDD though - I seem to recall the programs would have just opened and given an error if the network was initialising.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro


    Hmm. Tonight I'll try through the desktop again, although my recollection is that it was the same behaviour launching IE from the desktop. Tonight I'll see if I can get task manager open immediately after boot to see what's going on.
    The only peripheral I have turned-on when I boot is the USB keyboard/mouse, but those both function normally immediately.
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  4. #14


    The only thing that surprises me in this thread is that a couple of posters have not experienced this. I have one laptop with an ssd, one without, and a stationary. Nothing hanging on, and nothing in "startup". None of these machines can be used immediately on arrival at the desktop. The internet does take a couple of seconds to connect, also.
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  5. #15


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    It should fly on a SSD, something is definitely slowing down.

    Startup items:
    -Third party services
    -many IE addons

    Check things in msconfig.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    None of these machines can be used immediately on arrival at the desktop. The internet does take a couple of seconds to connect, also.
    Much of this depends on your hardware setup, and I don't just mean CPU speed and amount of RAM. If you're on wireless, it make take a bit of time for the laptop to associate with the AP. If your desktop communicates to your ISP over DHCP or PPPoE, there could be some delay establishing that link. A few seconds' delay is fine, but 30-40 seconds (as described by the OP) is not normal.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by markweatherill View Post
    I am sure it did not do that with a mechanical HDD though
    It is possible that the slower boot times on HDD gave the network drivers more time to start things up, and thus you did not notice the delay. Upgrading to an SSD removed one bottleneck, but in my experience that simply exposes other bottlenecks in the system.

    I seem to recall the programs would have just opened and given an error if the network was initialising.
    Depends on what state the network is in. The network between, say, your laptop and wireless router might be up, but the network between the router and your ISP might not be. So an application on your laptop thinks everything is fine, so all it knows is that it sent the web page request (or whatever) and is simply waiting to hear back. It can't always know that there might be some other delay further down the line.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Have a look at this video I just shot of my laptop booting up. I'm using Chrome as the browser, and I had previously cleared the cache so there's no cheating by loading page elements from disk. By the time the desktop appears, the wi-fi network is already established. It only takes Chrome a couple of seconds to launch, and then a few more seconds to bring up this page. I don't have a ton of stuff installed, but you can see my Startup configuration, and that systray icons are still popping up while Chrome is fetching the page.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kpkrpgsj4o...op_startup.mp4
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  9. #19


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by traycer View Post
    Have a look at this video I just shot of my laptop booting up. I'm using Chrome as the browser, and I had previously cleared the cache so there's no cheating by loading page elements from disk. By the time the desktop appears, the wi-fi network is already established. It only takes Chrome a couple of seconds to launch, and then a few more seconds to bring up this page. I don't have a ton of stuff installed, but you can see my Startup configuration, and that systray icons are still popping up while Chrome is fetching the page.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kpkrpgsj4o...op_startup.mp4
    That's a lot of startup items.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    That's a lot of startup items.
    And yet I'm still able to fire up Chrome and bring up web sites within seconds... that was the point.
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